Paw’s Corner – Beyond microchipping

#Middlebury #PawsCorner By Sam Mazzotta DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I’m fine with microchipping my pets. I have a 2-year-old collie mix, Bard, and a 5-year-old cat, Millie, and both ... Continue Reading →

Paw’s Corner – Alternative treatments: Do they work for pets?

#Middlebury #PawsCorner #Pets By Sam Mazzotta DEAR PAW’S CORNER: Recently, a friend recommended that I give my Lhasa Apso, Cherie, acupuncture treatments to cure her anxiety. I told ... Continue Reading →

Paw’s Corner – Wiley beagle thinks he’s Houdini

#Middlebury #Pets #PawsCorner By Sam Mazzotta DEAR PAW’S CORNER: My rescued beagle, Fergus, is a dedicated escape artist. If I let him out in our backyard unsupervised, he will find ... Continue Reading →

Paw’s Corner – How does your pet handle the cold?

#MIDDLEBURY By Sam Mazzotta DEAR PAW’S CORNER: The other day, I watched a neighbor walk her small Pug on an icy sidewalk in 19-degree weather. Her dog wore a sweater but had no protection ... Continue Reading →

Paws Corner – Picking the perfect cat

#MIDDLEBURY By Sam Mazzotta DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I’m really excited – my mom has decided we can get a kitten! We’re going to adopt one from the local shelter. Do you ... Continue Reading →

Paw’s Corner – Airbnb rental comes with cat

#MIDDLEBURY By Sam Mazzotta DEAR PAW’S CORNER: Last weekend we took a trip to the Northeast to leaf peep. We rented a private house through Airbnb, and it was a really nice place. ... Continue Reading →

Paw’s Corner – Cat on a leash

#MIDDLEBURY By Sam Mazzotta DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I was at the park across the street the other day and saw my neighbor there. Get this: She was walking her cat. With a collar and leash. ... Continue Reading →

Paw’s Corner – When is best time to train your dog?

#MIDDLEBURY By Sam Mazzotta DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I’ve tried to work in obedience training with my puppy, Spaetzle, during her morning and evening walks, because I read somewhere ... Continue Reading →

PAW’S CORNER – More resources for therapy dogs

#THERAPYDOGS #MIDDLEBURY By Sam Mazzotta DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I read your column about the owner whose therapy dog helps children with a fear of dogs. I also have a golden retriever ... Continue Reading →

Which dog to pick?

PAW’S CORNER By Sam Mazzotta DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I’d like to adopt a dog that is family-friendly, one that my two kids can grow up with. A beautiful golden retriever is up ... Continue Reading →